cast\ one's\ pearls\ before\ swine

• cast pearls before swine
• cast one's pearls before swine
n. phr. literary
To waste good acts or valuable things on someone who won't understand or be thankful for them, just as pigs won't appreciate pearls.
- Often used in negative sentences.

I won't waste good advice on John any more because he never listens to it. I won't cast pearls before swine.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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